St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes spoke highly of Inverness boss Terry Butcher following the clash between the two clubs at McDiarmid Park on Sunday.
It was McInnesâ€™ team who came out on top thanks to a goal five minutes from time from Collin Samuel but it was the losing manager who received the accolades from the victor.
Invernessâ€™ loss was their first on the road in the league for 14 months and McInness admitted he was envious of such a record.
"It's better late than never. I've got huge respect for what Inverness are doing there and it was a fantastic record they had on the road. We knew they would be a tough nut to crack,â€ť he said.
â€śI've full admiration for the job Terry has done there, they're a tough nut to crack, but I felt we deserved to win today and were the better side."